Rohloff have updated their classic Speedhub with electric shifting. The E-14 has, you guessed it, 14-gears tucked inside, it should be able to lap the equator a few times, and won a Eurobike Gold award this year.
The super-friendly and humble Croatian's behind Shovel Components have a range of light-weight and high-quality chainrings and guides. I have been using a One20 guide and bashguard on my DH bike all summer and it's still going strong. They were displaying prototype 'Ripper' floating disc rotors that use mini chainring-style titanium bolts, allowing riders to replace the breaking surface only.
Love them or hate them (I'll double check who hates them in the comments later), hand guards do have some benefits. The guys from Mr. Wolf have launched the 'Recchie' on Kickstarter this week for an early-bird price of €34. The extra large guards are designed to protect all of your handlebar controls and make you feel like you are in Star Wars.